22 days in Italy Itinerary

22 days in Italy Itinerary

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22 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Venice
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Milan
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Assisi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Rome
— 3 nights
train + subway:  3​h
6
Amalfi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Pompeii
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Vancouver

3
nights
Venice

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Verona (Piazza delle Erbe & Arena di Verona) and Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, make a trip to Piazza San Marco, and examine the collection at Doge's Palace.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary builder website .

Vancouver, Canada to Venice is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Vancouver to Venice due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Vancouver, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Venice, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Verona, Scrovegni Chapel
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

1
night
Milan

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, then admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and finally admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Milan trip planner .

You can take a train from Venice to Milan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Piazza del Campo (in Siena). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner .

Traveling by train from Milan to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Leaning Tower of Pisa, Piazza del Campo
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

3
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Take a break from Assisi with a short trip to Montioni Frantoio e Cantina in Montefalco, about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri, examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, and get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Assisi visit planner.

You can drive from Florence to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In May in Assisi, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Montioni Frantoio e Cantina, Museo-Laboratorio di Vetrate Artistiche Moretti Caselli
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Tili Vini Societa Agricola ©
Tili Vini Societa Agricola
Azienda Agraria Saio ©
Azienda Agraria Saio

3
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rome itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Assisi to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Assisi in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rome, with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Amalfi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

3
nights
Amalfi

Amalfi ©
Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Change things up with these side-trips from Amalfi: Positano (Il Sentiero Degli Dei & Fornillo) and I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos (in Praiano). There's still lots to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, and pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Sant'Andrea.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Amalfi trip maker .

Getting from Rome to Amalfi by combination of train and subway takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Rome in May since evenings lows in Amalfi dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Pompeii.

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ravello, Positano, I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos
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Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo

4
nights
Pompeii

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pompeii: Positano (Positano & Fishing Charters & Tours), Vietri sul Mare (Villa Comunale & Sol’Art Ceramiche) and Salerno (Libreria Antiquaria Vecchi Libri, Cilento, & more). Dedicate the 22nd (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's more to do: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Pompeii visit planner .

You can drive from Amalfi to Pompeii in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Amalfi in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Pompeii, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pompeii

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Salerno, Vietri sul Mare, Positano, Wine Tours & Tastings
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Fishing Charters & Tours

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